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Man abducts employer’s child over unpaid salaries in Ondo

by Zara Mustapha


A 38-year-old man, Oke Omoloye has been arraigned in an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State on a two-count charge of abduction and assault.

Mr. Omoloye, a domestic staff was said to have, abducted the 20-year-old daughter of her employer with the help of two others people who are on the run.

According to the prosecutor  Zedekiah Orogbemi , the victim, Grace Olusola was allegedly abducted over Omoloye’s unpaid salaries.

The accused was said to have taken her employer’s daughter to frighten them into paying his owed salaries.

PM News reports:

The prosecutor said Olusola was deprived of her liberty and was also assaulted as she sustained injuries while being taken through the bush.

He said the accused committed the offences on March 10 at about 11 a.m. on the Okitipupa-Igbokoda Road.

Orogbemi said the offences contravened sections 355 and 365 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

The Magistrate, Mr. Funso Akintoye, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 and two sureties in like sum.

He also said one of the sureties must be a civil servant on grade level 14 while the other must be a renowned trader.

Akintoye said both must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case till June 24 for further hearing

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